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Norman Cornish honoured by University of Sunderland.

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Norman Cornish will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts, and in particular, in support of the mining community.


Norman Cornish - The Early Years

Painting of a miner underground with a drill

The story of Norman Cornish’s prodigious career as an artist who converted his experience as a miner into compelling imagery has become justly famous. As the mining industry recedes into history though the real context of his life and art grow ever more elusive.


The Restoration of Berriman's Chip Van

A painting of Berriman's Chip Van

Berriman's Chip Van was the subject of many paintings and drawings by Norman Cornish. The original chip van was recently restored by Staingate Restorations and Replicas, of Haltwhistle, Northumberland. If you would like to see the work they carried out click here.